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Summary for 5263 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900295 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor Neighborhood: University
Built By: Year Built: 1921
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).

Based on field work conducted in October 2014, this historic property retains its relationship to the streetscape, historic building form and a sufficient amount of exterior historic building fabric (design features, cladding and/or window sash/openings) to contribute to the distinct character of the University Park neighborhood.

This is another example of a Tudor Revival style residence built by the Western Construction Company, John A. Johnson, in the University Park neighborhood. The other Tudor Revival style residences built by John A. Johnson, which are larger and more elaborate than this one, include 1717 NE 55th Street, immediately to the north this house, and 1619 NE 52nd Street. Johnson built the other two houses for his own residence, but apparently did not live in this one. This is smaller and simpler than the house to the immediate north, but the two both contribute to the character of this block of the University Park neighborhood.  Later owners included Clifford J. Long in the 1940s and 50s, Ed C. Nixon in the 1960s and Robert B. King and his wife Rose Marie owned in the 1960s and 1970s. The current owners have owned the house for about 25 years. This house is included in the inventory as a good example of relatively intact Tudor Revival style design and as one of several houses built by the Western Construction Company and John A. Johnson in the area.
This stucco-clad Tudor Revival style house has some half timbering on its upper floor. It has an attractive entry porch on the south side formed by an extension of the main gable roofline. The house has a gabled dormer on the south elevation. The exterior stucco-clad chimney is a prominent feature of the east elevation. The house has multi-paned leaded glass windows throughout, with double-hung windows on the second floor level and both casement and double-hung windows on the main level. There are shed wall dormers on the north and south elevations that increase the size of the second floor. There is also a small rear porch on the west elevation. A few windows and a door have been changed on the west elevation, but the changes are in keeping with the character of the house. The retaining wall is a continuation of the retaining wall at 1717 NE 55th, the house to the immediate north, which was constructed earlier by the same builder. The two-car garage on the alley is new.

Detail for 5263 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900295 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 5263 18TH AVE / Parcel ID 8823900295 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Mar 22, 2002

Photo taken Jan 30, 2003

Photo taken Feb 12, 2015
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